Romans 10: 4:
Christ is the culmination of the law so that there may be righteousness for everyone who believes. (NIV)
Romans 3: 21-26:
“But now apart from the law the righteousness of God has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify. 22 This righteousness is given through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference between Jew and Gentile, 23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24 and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. 25 God presented Christ as a sacrifice of atonement, through the shedding of his blood—to be received by faith. He did this to demonstrate his righteousness, because in his forbearance he had left the sins committed beforehand unpunished— 26 he did it to demonstrate his righteousness at the present time, so as to be just and the one who justifies those who have faith in Jesus.” (NIV)
John 17: 19:
“Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth. 18 As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world. 19 For them I sanctify myself, that they too may be truly sanctified.” (NIV)
Definitions of the Greek words sanctify and sanctified and their usage in verse 19.
“The word αγιαζω is the 1st person single form of the verb marked similar below. Its tense is present (which indicates that the action is in the now), its voice is active (which indicates that the subject [JESUS] performs the action, instead of receives it), and its mood is indicative (which describes a situation that actually is — as to a situation that might be, is wished for, or is commanded to be).”
“The word ηγιασμενοι is a participle derived from the verb marked similar below. Its tense is perfect (which indicates a present-tense report of an action that has been completed but has effects in the now; like: “he has done”), its voice is passive (which indicates that the subject [disciples] receives the action instead of performs it), and its mood is participle (i.e. a verbal form that’s used as an adjective or adverb). This forms case is nominative (which usually indicates subject), its number is plural, and its gender is masculine.”
Jesus sanctifies (Performs Holiness) so they [disciples] receive his sanctification is what this all means.
Jesus still praying in John 17: 20:
“My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, … ” (NIV)
” … 21 that all of them may be one,Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. 22 I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one— 23 I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.” (NIV)
Short and sweet. As Jesus said in John 19: 30:
Hebrews was written (I believe anonymously by Paul, partly fulfilling Acts 9: 15, Jesus’ prophetic command, ordaining Paul) to clarify for Jews the law is set aside (See: Hebrews 7: 11-22) by the New Covenant prophesied in Jeremiah 31: 31-34 and completely accomplished by Jesus.
Hebrews 10: 8-10:
“First he said, “Sacrifices and offerings, burnt offerings and sin offerings you did not desire, nor were you pleased with them”—though they were offered in accordance with the law. 9 Then he said, “Here I am, I have come to do your will.” He sets aside the first to establish the second.10 And by that will, we have been made holy through the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.” (NIV)
“HAVE BEEN MADE HOLY”
Hebrews 10: 14:
“For by one sacrifice he has made perfect forever those who are being made holy.” (NIV)
In the next paragraph the writer reiterates Jeremiah 31: 31-34; Hebrews 10: 15-18:
“The Holy Spirit also testifies to us about this. First he says:
16 “This is the covenant I will make with them
after that time, says the Lord.
I will put my laws in their hearts,
and I will write them on their minds.”
17 Then he adds:
“Their sins and lawless acts
I will remember no more.”
18 And where these have been forgiven, sacrifice for sin is no longer necessary.” (NIV)
No more bulls, rams and goats required. The rapture Jesus says is coming soon is necessary to protect the holy ones [all who believe in Christ Jesus because of the apostles’ testimony from their seminary trained preachers who would sacrifice animals in the coming temple to show solidarity with the Jews. This would be Abomination. Jesus has completed the work the Father sent him to complete. Rest in his atonement. See Leviticus 23.
Chris Queen 2/9/2019. Please hit the Follow key above, to the right for future updates. Your valued comments may be entered in the form below. My books Misquoting Logic and Misquoting Calculus lay the individual relationship with Jesus through his ever present Spirit of truth and God prophetic meanings correlating on the timeline of history. “Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” Jesus.